Nigeria drugs shortfall hits AIDS patients
Financial TimesAIDS sufferers taking part in a pioneering drug therapy programme in Nigeria have stopped receiving supplies, with potentially disastrous consequences for treatment, according to experts working to combat the epidemic. Despite hopes raised by availability of cheaper anti-retroviral drugs, deals with drug companies such as that done in South Africa yesterday, and new pledges of international funding, experts fear African healthcare systems are ill-prepared to apply and monitor the strict treatment regimens required.
—Posted: December 11, 2003
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